HC Deb 27 April 1926 vol 194 cc1820-1
2. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the President of the Board of Trade how many resolutions he has received protesting against the recently introduced Merchandise Marks Bill, and otherwise criticising it, from chambers of commerce or committees thereof, cham- bers of trade or committees thereof, and other similar bodies, in addition to the resolutions he has received from Liverpool, London, Manchester, and Bristol; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I have received no resolution from Bristol. Apart from the resolutions received from Liverpool, London and Manchester to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, I have received about a dozen resolutions, almost all of which, however, are directed towards strengthening the Bill. I may add that at their annual meeting last week the Association of British Chambers of Commerce passed a resolution approving the general principles of the Bill.


Has the attention of the Tight hon. Gentleman been called to the practice of goods corning into this country from foreign countries being marked and exported to other countries as British goods?


That does not arise on this question.